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Volume 58, Number 10    October 18, 2010         

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Paul Longmore memorial service
A celebration of Paul Longmore's life and accomplishments will be held Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Seven Hills Conference Center. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. The venue is wheelchair accessible and the event will be open captioned. To request additional reasonable accommodations, contact ext. 8-2954 or by Monday, Oct. 11. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks those wishing to make a donation to contact Andrea Rouah at or ext. 8-1668.

Academic Technology workshops online
Academic Technology has added online versions of the iLearn Startup Kit and iLearn Quiz workshops. The workshops are the first in a growing series of online workshops that offer convenience and flexibility to fit the demanding schedules of faculty and staff. Visit
to register.

Ecumenical House celebrates 50 years
Chaplain Carolyn Talmadge and the Board of Directors of the Ecumenical House invite faculty, staff and administrators to an open house to celebrate 50 years of service to the SF State campus and community. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 190 Denslowe Drive (northeast corner of 19th and Holloway avenues). Inquiries may be directed to Board President Pamela Vaughn at

Faculty books on display
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development plans to highlight the work of SF State faculty authors in the exhibit case on the fourth floor of the Administration building. Faculty members who have published books between 2006 and 2010 are invited to bring a copy to ADM 451. For more information, contact Wanda Lee, dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, at or ext. 8-2204.

Notice of Change in Human/Animal Protections (HAP) process for exempt protocols
If ORSP-Human and Animal Protections (HAP) determines that a human subjects protocol is "exempt" from regulatory oversight, ORSP-HAP will not conduct further reviews of documents submitted under that protocol. Also, faculty advisors and investigators are responsible for ensuring that all publicly viewable documents are free of grammatical, spelling, readability and formatting errors. Contact ORSP with questions about human and animal protection at or ext. 8-1093.

CTFD faculty needs assessment survey
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) is conducting an assessment survey through Nov. 12 that will determine what professional development activities faculty most need. The survey is intended for all faculty -- tenured, tenure-track, part- or full-time lecturers. All specific information is confidential and the survey is fully accessible. To participate, visit Aggregate results of the survey will be announced later in the semester. Send questions by e-mail to

International Faculty Learning Community
International faculty members interested in support, resources, research opportunities, and sharing ideas and methodologies on how to work more effectively with American students, are invited to join a new Faculty Learning Community (FLC) sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD). The FLC plans to meet at least three times this semester. The first meeting will be held Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in ADM 460. Register for the meeting at the POWER website. Interested faculty who cannot attend the meeting may contact CTFD at or ext. 8-6456. Information is available at

International Education Week
The Division of International Education and the Office of International Programs invite the campus community to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2010 from Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW is an international event that emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages. This year's theme is "International Education: Striving for a Sustainable Future." For more info about IEW 2010 or to sponsor an event or activity, contact Jay Ward by Nov. 1 at or ext. 8-1121.

Taste of the Bay
The Hospitality and Tourism Management department will host its annual Taste of the Bay event on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. aboard the San Francisco Belle on Pier 3. The event features food and beverages from restaurants and wineries around the Bay Area, as well as a live and silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Retirement celebration for Jonathan Rood
Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for the Division of Information Technology Jonathan Rood will retire after 10 years at SF State. A farewell celebration will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Administration building. For more information, contact or ext. 8-1133.

SF State Gateway
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has announced a major update to the SF State web portal, a single entry point for campus online tools and information. The updated portal at has been named the SF State Gateway and is available for use beginning Oct 18. To help DoIT improve this tool, send comments or suggestions to


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Campus Safety Awareness Week Oct. 19-21
Learn earthquake safety tips by participating in Campus Safety Awareness Week, Oct. 19-21.

At 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21:

  • The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill "Drop Cover Hold On"
  • A test of campus building and outdoor sirens (there will not be any building evacuations)
  • A test of the SF State Emergency Notification System sending messages via telephone, e-mail, SMS-text and TTY

The culmination of activities will take place Thursday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when all campus safety related programs will join together on the Quad and Malcolm X Plaza for tabling, a "Flash Mob" disaster simulation and a medical triage demonstration. Visit for a complete listing of events and activities, and schedules for the Disaster Film Festival and Cyber Security Workshops.

For more information about the SF State Emergency Notification System and Emergency Preparedness Training or programs, visit or contact SF State Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith at

All-University forum on restructuring
The Academic Senate will host its second all-University forum on University restructuring, on Thursday, Oct. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Knuth Hall. Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and to contribute to the dialogue on these important issues. Bring questions, ideas and concerns. Members of the University Planning Advisory Council (UPAC) will be available to answer questions at the meeting. Specific information about UPAC and the concepts it has shared can be found at

'Design Your University' tool
UPAC is pleased to offer another way for the campus community to share ideas for a new university structure. "Design Your University" facilitates conceptual design and enables users to design and share possible university structures. Designs created can be sent to UPAC privately or posted for public review. To access the tool, visit UPAC's website:

This tool will assist in designing a six-college university. Those wishing to share concepts for a university that does not conform to the constraints of a six-college structure, please do so by sending ideas to or by using the online proposal form at UPAC extends its appreciation to Academic Technology for building and hosting this tool for the campus.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will meet Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. An open floor period will be held from 2 to 2:10 p.m., providing an informal opportunity to raise questions or make comments directed to Senate officers or University administrators. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of the minutes for Oct. 5, 2010
  • Approval of the agenda for Oct. 19, 2010
  • Report from Campus Emergency Coordinator Gayle Orr-Smith: Campus Safety Awareness Week Oct. 19-21
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee: proposed policy on Declaration of Major, second reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee: proposed Course Syllabus Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Academic Policy Committee: proposed revisions to the Written English Proficiency Policy, first reading
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee: proposed resolution on Mandatory Early Start, first reading

Senate meeting dates are posted on the University Calendar and on the Senate website at

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This week in Insiders: Professor of Art Barbara Foster, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner, Professor of Health Education Erik Peper, Professor of Music Hafez Modirzadeh, Music Lecturer John Calloway, Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin and Professor of Theatre Arts Carlos Barón.

Read Insiders:

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This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason McDaniel, Ed.D. Program Director Rober Gabriner, Associate Professor of Labor Studies John Logan, Associate Professor of History Charles Postel, History Lecturer Sherry J. Katz and Director of the Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan.

Read Newsmakers:

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We mark the passing of Professor Emeritus of Social Science Stuart Creighton Miller.

Read Newsmakers:

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Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.

Lecture: On engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla: 1:10 p.m.

Screening: Manos de Esperanza: 7:30 p.m.

Workshop: Focusing and Refocusing Students Attention: 10 a.m.

Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 12:30 p.m.

Academic Senate Meeting: 2 p.m.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m.

Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

Workshop: Energizing Your Course By Design (Session Two): 12:30 p.m.

Recital: Voice students: 1 p.m.

Film: Fair Game: 7:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training: 8:30 a.m.

The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: 10:20 a.m.

Safety Awareness Day: 11 a.m.

Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

All-University Forum on Restructuring: noon

Disaster Film Festival: 4 p.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Conference: Creating Histories Through Film: 11 a.m.

Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Coming Up
Oct. 23: Walking Tour: Russian Hill, SF: 10 a.m.

Oct. 23: Celebration: Paul Longmore's Life and Accomplishments: 2 p.m.

Oct. 23: Concert: SF State Wind Orchestra: 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 24: Theatre: One-Act Fringe: 8 p.m.

Oct. 25: Recital: Piano music of Robert Schumann: 1 p.m.

Oct. 25: Recital: Piano music of Robert Schumann: 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26: 5th Annual Business Ethics Week - College of Business

Oct. 26: Women & Gender Studies Colloquium: noon

Oct. 26: Film: Race to Nowhere: 5 p.m.

Oct. 27: Student Health Service Haunted Open House and Health Fair: 10 a.m.

Oct. 27: Recital: Chamber Singers, University Chorus and Women's Chorus: 1 p.m.

Oct. 27: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28: Workshop: Assessing and Grading Your Students in Lean Hours (Session I): 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 28: International Faculty Learning Community: 2 p.m.

Oct. 28: Fundraising Event: Biology Department: 4 p.m.

Oct. 28: Poetry Center Book Award Reading: Barbara Guest on Video: 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 29: Recital: Annual Scary Concert: 1 p.m.

Oct. 29: Halloween at the Museum: 2 p.m.

Oct. 29: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 8 p.m.

Oct. 30: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 2 p.m.

Oct. 31: Theatre: Money: A Comedy with Songs: 2 p.m.


For more upcoming events, see the University Calendar



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